browsee - 4:12 pm on Mar 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
I am not sure about reconsideration request, I did not file yet. The writer did mention about reconsideration request.
Since the immediate reaction was that the site may have been incorrectly penalized, I did a reconsideration request with Google. Over time, it became clear that a reconsideration request may not work in this case as it was not a site-specific penalty but an algorithmic change affecting a large number of sites.